The Washington Redskins are taking on the Philadelphia Eagles this week in Week 16 of the NFL season on Saturday night December 26, 2015, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Game time is 8:25 pm EDT and the game is on TV on the NFL Network and local CBS affiliates with announcers Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
The stakes could not be much higher for this prime-time Saturday night NFL game. The Washington Redskins sit atop the NFC East and they can win the division and wrap up a playoff spot and home playoff game with a win. The Philadelphia Eagles are just one game behind the Redskins in the NFC East and a win would tie them for the division lead and a win next week over the Giants would put the Eagles in over the Redskins on tie breakers. Both teams need to win this game to make the NFL playoffs this season.
- Washington Redskins +3 at Philadelphia Eagles (O/U is 47.5)
Even though the Washington Redskins sit atop the NFC East and have a better record than the Philadelphia Eagles at 7-7 the Redskins find themselves a 3 point underdog this week in the betting odds to beat the Eagles in Philadelphia on Saturday night. The Redskins have wins over the Rams, Eagles, Buccaneers, Saints, Giants, Bears and Bills. The Redskins have losses to the Dolphins, Giants, Falcons, Jets, Patriots, Panthers and Cowboys.
Redskins QB Kirk Cousins leads the NFL in completion percentage at 69.7%. Cousins is 7-7 this season as the Redskins starting QB which has improved his lifetime record in the NFL to 9-14.
The Philadelphia Eagles are 6-8 on the season and they have wins over the Jets, Saints, Giants, Cowboys, Patriots and Bills, The Eagles have losses to the Falcons, Cowboys, Redskins, Panthers, Dolphins, Buccaneers, Lions and Cardinals. Sam Bradford is 6-6 this season as the Eagles starting QB and his lifetime record in the NFL is 24-36-1. The Eagles traded Nick Foles to the Rams for Bradford in the off-season and Foles has lost the starting job in St. Louis.
The over/under for the game is 47.5 points. The Redskins are averaging 23 points scored per game while the Eagles are also averaging 23 points scored per game. The Redskins defense gives up an average of 24 points per game and the Eagles is giving up 26 points per game.
The stakes are huge for this NFL prime-time Saturday night football game. The Redskins can clinch a playoff spot and a home playoff game with a win. If the Eagles win the game they can win the NFC East and a playoff spot and a home playoff game by winning next week vs the New York Giants. This is basically a playoff game itself. Who will win? The team that wants it more. Fins out which team that is Saturday night in what should be a great NFL game.